Government Launches Green Finance Strategy

The UK Government has published a report that aims to encourage the financial sector to help reach climate targets

Andy Pettit 4 July, 2019 | 3:33PM

City of London

Hot on the heels of Sir David Attenborough’s surprise appearance at the Glastonbury festival and right in the middle of London Climate Action Week, the UK government has published its Green Finance Strategy. While it’s a weighty tome and takes somewhat more effort than listening to the popular naturalist it contains a lot of encouraging ideas and targets.

The main thrust of the report is to encourage the financial sector to take an increased role in enabling the UK to protect the environment and reach its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To do so, the government wants to ensure that climate and environmental factors are integrated into mainstream financial decision making across all sectors and asset classes.

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